April 15, 2012

Charges in the Trayvon Martin Case Compete for Media Coverage with the Campaign

PEJ News Coverage Index April 9-15, 2012

The Project for Excellence in Journalism did not publish their regular news index report this week. However, the NCI data is available here.

 

Top Ten Story Data: April 9-15, 2012

Overall (All 5 Sectors)

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 22%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 17
3 Economy 6
4 North Korean News 5
5 Middle East Unrest 4
6 Health Care Debate 4
7 Mike Wallace Dies 3
8 Apple News 3
9 Iran 2

Newspapers

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 12%
2 Health Care Debate 11
3 Economy 9
4 Trayvon Martin Shooting 9
5 Mike Wallace Dies 8
6 China 7
7 Titanic Centennial 4
8 Education System 4
9 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 3

Online

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 18%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 12
3 Middle East Unrest 8
4 North Korean News 8
5 Economy 6
6 Apple News 5
7 Iran 3
8 Facebook News  2
9 China 2

Network TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 Trayvon Martin Shooting 18%
2 2012 Presidential Election  12
3 North Korean News 8
4 Mike Wallace Dies 6
5 Middle East Unrest  5
6 2012 Non-Presidential Elections 4
7 Apple News 3
8 Economy 3
9 Titanic Centennial 2

Cable TV

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 38%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 35
3 North Korean News  5
4 Economy 4
5 Iran 3
6 Middle East Unrest 2
7 GSA Conference Spending Scandal 1
8 Gun Control  1
9 Obama Administration 1

Radio

Rank Story Percent of Newshole
1 2012 Presidential Election 29%
2 Trayvon Martin Shooting 10
3 Health Care Debate 8
4 Economy 6
5 Middle East Unrest 4
6 Tulsa OK Shooting 3
7 Iran 3
8 North Korean News 3
9 Afghanistan 2